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NBA playoffs looking more wide-open than expected

MIAMI (AP) -- It's hardly a certainty that the No. 1 seeds in the conference playoffs will reach the NBA Finals. It's happened that way only 11 times in the last 35 years....

Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured....

Clippers-Warriors series billed as must-see TV

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Forget the Showtime Lakers or the Sacramento Kings of past decades....

Wizards' fast-moving John Wall makes playoff debut

WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Wall talks as fast as he plays. That makes him entertaining to be around, even when the ball gets thrown out of bounds, or when the sentences come out a bit funky....

Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- In the first period, Ryan Miller looked like the goalie who limped home 0-5. For the final 80 minutes, 26 seconds, the St. Louis Blues saw the cool, confident backstop they acquired to make the deep playoff run they've long sought....

Stastny leads Avs to 5-4 OT win over Wild

DENVER (AP) -- Paul Stastny sweated out the trade deadline, wondering if his big, expiring contract and Colorado's desire to beef up its blue line might lead to his departure from Denver....

Stastny leads Avs to 5-4 OT win over Wild

DENVER (AP) -- Paul Stastny scored 7:27 into overtime after tying the game with 13.4 seconds remaining in regulation, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild in the opener of the Western Conference quarterfinals on Thursday night....

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Paul Stanley on his love for another mask

NEW YORK (AP) -- Kiss frontman Paul Stanley feels a strong connection to the title character of "The Phantom of the Opera," and not just because he's spent nearly 40 years onstage with his face covered in paint....

Christie's to auction portrait of Malala by Yeo

NEW YORK (AP) -- A portrait of a Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for championing education for girls will be auctioned next month....

In '1971,' an analog precursor to NSA, Snowden

NEW YORK (AP) -- A trove of government documents reveals widespread domestic surveillance of Americans. Leaked revelations hit the front pages of newspapers. A powerful governmental agency is brought under scrutiny....

'The Boondocks' back for final 'offensive' season

NEW YORK (AP) -- The brash animated series "The Boondocks" returns to Adult Swim for its fourth and final season without Aaron McGruder, the man who spawned it, but with its brashness intact....

Title of new Hillary Clinton book: 'Hard Choices'

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming book will be called "Hard Choices," a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama's secretary of state while she considers another White House campaign....

World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez:...

Works by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was among Latin America's most popular writers and widely considered the father of a literary style known as magic realism....

Bill Clinton jokes with Spacey at benefit concert

NEW YORK (AP) -- Near the end of the first half of Thursday's 25th Anniversary Rain Forest benefit concert at Carnegie Hall, chairwoman Trudie Styler introduced a man who recently learned he was going to be a grandfather, and out came former President Bill Clinton....

Days after shooting, 'Virunga' debuts at Tribeca

NEW YORK (AP) -- Days after the director of Africa's oldest national park was shot by gunmen, a documentary about those who protect Virunga National Park from armed poachers and encroaching oil interests premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival....

Excerpts from the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Here are some excerpts from the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez....

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